Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fruits and skin care

Fruits and skin care

Papaya or Pineapple for the Skin

The enzymes in these fruits fight free-radical damage and are known to reduce age spots and fine lines and leave the skin supple. They also cleanse the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface.
Here is how to use these healing fruits on your skin:

1 slice green papaya or 1 tablespoon papaya juice
1 slice ripe pineapple or 1 tablespoon pineapple juice

Massage the fruit or juice onto your face. Although the fruit is sticky, it is best to let it dry completely (it takes about 10 minutes), before rinsing with warm water and patting dry. Rub your hand over your face to feel just how much softer and more supple the skin feels!

Avocado and skin

Find out the secrets of avocado here. It’s known as “green gold“ for some very good reasons!

For Puffy Eyes This works so well it’s almost scary. Just slice a peeled avocado half into quarter-inch crescent-shapes. Lie down with a few slices under each eye and rest for around 20 minutes. You’ll love the results!

Easiest Facial Mask Ever. Just mash half an avocado and spread evenly on your clean face. Allow to remain for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. This is best for dry skin types.

Shiny Soft Hair
Treatment In a small bowl, mash and combine: 1 avocado (1/2 for shorter hair)1 egg yolk1/2 teaspoon olive oil Apply to hair and allow to remain 30 minutes or longer, then shampoo and condition as usual. Amazingly silky, shiny, soft hair!

Soft, Smooth Hand Trick This gently exfoliating scrub will make your hands noticeably softer and smoother. In a small bowl, mash:1/4 of a peeled avocado1 egg white2 tablespoons oatmeal1 teaspoon lemon juice Combine well and apply to your hands. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes, then rinse in warm water and pat dry.

Appealing Moisturizer Turns out we’ve been throwing away (or composting) a valuable part of the avocado!! You can use the inside of the peel as a fabulous humactant and oil-rich moisturizer. Just lightly apply the inside of the peel to your clean face, using gentle upward strokes. You can leave the oil on your face all night or rinse after 15 minutes. Makes a great foundation for your foundation or powder!

Oily-Skin Masque In a small bowl, thoroughly mash and combine:1/2 avocado1 teaspoon lemon juice1 egg white Apply evenly to a clean face and allow to remain 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and a cloth. Follow with an astringent, if you like.

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